Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Quilter's Kitchen

Tonight, there was no karate, no cub scouts, nothing! So I stopped at the library on the way home from work to let Jason pick out some more chapter books for himself, and to see if there was any quilting fiction at the library that I hadn't read yet. Lo and behold, there was! I picked up The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini

and The Healing Quilt by Lauraine Snelling.
I decided to start with The Quilter's Kitchen since it is such a short little story, really more recipes than stories. I sat down to read it while I drank a cup of tea (my version of heaven on earth!) while Jason sat down to do his homework.

One part of his homework was to read a story in his Reader, Hedgehog Bakes A Cake. At the end of the story, there is a recipe for Hedgehog's Yellow Cake. He brought it over to me and asked if he could make it. How funny that we were both reading stories with recipes in them! It looked pretty simple, so I told him to tie on an apron (don't you just LOVE wearing aprons? I think they are the best!) and we got to work. Or, I should say, he got to work, and I supervised and took pictures.


Less than an hour later...YUM!
My kids are so much fun! And now that I have finished the first book, I'm going to make another cup of tea and get started on the second. With another piece of that yummy cake, of course!

7 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

That is so neat that he wanted to make the cake. It is so good for kids to read. I always read to my kids or listened to them read. Enjoy your books.

Becky said...

That looks yummy! Glad he enjoyed his book, too!

Nancy said...

Lucky you had the ingredients for Hedgehog's cake! So what are you going to make from Quilter's Kitchen?

quiltfool said...

You'll be glad he can cook! Enjoy your reading. Lane

jan said...

Whoa Jason, that looks so yummy I can almost taste it.......Glad you liked the book, I have been re -reading hers of late, I really like them, I shall have to check out our library for them all. I am so cross with myself I went to the PO the other day came back and your package was sitting on the blooming table. Tomorrow it will start winging its way to you. Sorry me dear. lol Jan x

dobco said...

What fun memories you are making with your son! Cherish them all...before you know it they will be out the door. I could use a chunk of that cake right about now...and tea, oh that sounds good too!

Nancy-Rose said...

There's a recipe for apple & pear crisp in Quilter's Kitchen that I made for guild in September - - It's awesome!